Kuchchaveli, Sri Lanka
At a Glance
A beautiful and peaceful jungle-like setting - take your mosquito repellent
A great beach on the unexplored east coast of Sri Lanka
A great option for combining beach with the cultural triangle during the summer months when the sea is calm and the weather good
A smart accommodation option in an relatively untouched location perfect for those wanting to get off the beaten track
Its remote location means that you are around 7 hours drive from the international airport or 3-4 hours from the cultural sights so be prepared for a long drive or a helicopter or seaplane flight.
Visit Trinco by car and take a walk around Dutch Fort Frederick where you can also visit the Hindo Temple witness the colorful “Poojas” or religious services conducted here at dusk.Emma Mark
Nilaveli beach has some of the best examples of coral reefs found on the east coast of Sri Lanka - why not take a boat out to explore them. It is also great for dolphin and whale watching in season.Emma Mark
Enjoy the beautiful sunrise on the long stretch of beach, unexplored and no other property is closer to the Jungle Beach.Scott Dunn team
Being one of the only hotel's on the bay, the beach is virtually deserted offering you the perfect setting for relaxation after exploring Sri Lanka.Scarlett Richard
To start planning your vacation to Jungle Beach
Jungle Beach is a welcome addition to the relatively unexplored east coast and offers a unique beach experience that is immersed in nature. True to its name, this eco-friendly resort is set amidst a scrub jungle that leads to a secluded beach. Cross the overhead plank bridge from the reception to the lounge and enter this jungle hideaway.
Accommodation is in 48 luxurious cabins thatched with Illuk grass and hidden amongst trees. Paved pathways through shrubs, creepers and winding roots, connect these cabins to the restaurant, swimming pool, and the beautiful ocean stretch.
Timber terraces and bamboo fences are built around tall leafy trees that attract numerous birds and the occasional monkey. Spend your day by the poolside or bask in the sun on the beaches of Kuchchaveli. Being the only hotel on the bay, the beach is virtually deserted. It is also possible to visit Trincomalee from the resort which is a most interesting day trip.
Jungle Beach follows strict eco-friendly policies and also provides employment to the youth from the surrounding villages. It is the perfect place to relax and has the real advantage of being at its warmest and driest during the European summer months when the west coast and south coast are receiving more seasonal rain.
Jungle Beach has 48 cabins of modern design crafted from indigenous materials which fuse well with the natural surroundings all offer either spectacular views of the ocean or of the lagoon.
Dine at the open air restaurant or in the privacy of your own verandah. There is also a well stocked bar, gym, swimming pool, room service and laundry service.
Snorkelling, whale and dolphin watching is possible off the coast of Nilaveli which is about 20 minutes away. Guests can also go on cycling tours provided by the hotel around the surrounding area. If you're lucky, you might even spot some wild Elephants in the lagoon.
Location & Directions
Kuchchaveli, Sri Lanka
Jungle Beach is located in Kuchchaveli which is situated towards the north-west of Trincomalee. The distance from Colombo to Trincomalee is about 257km
When to go
From May to August the Yala monsoon brings rain to the island’s southwestern half. The southwest has the highest rainfall – up to 4000mm a year. There is also an inter-monsoonal period in October and November when rain can occur in many parts of the island. The sea stays at around 27°C all year. Climatically speaking, the driest (and best) seasons in the Northeastern half of Sri Lanka are from May to August and for the west and south coasts, December to March.